hypothetically: if you have a searing toothache, is it more appropriate to call (a) a dentist that you’ve never seen before, and don’t intend to see for at least two or three weeks to ask for something to get you through (the pain)? (it’s not abcessed. it just hurts like hell, and this is *not* the time for a dental appointment and all that that entails. i need time.) or (b) a doctor you have seen exactly once? a dentist i have never seen would probably want to see me. this isn’t really feasible at this juncture.
i hate asking for pain meds, no matter what. because let’s face it i like them. have i ever asked for them outside of extenuating pain circumstances? no. but for some reason when i ask i have this feeling that the answer will be “no, they are bad because they make you feel good” (i’m not making that up, a doctor really said that to me once.)
i don’t have any solid dr./patient relationships established. i’m not a doctor-goer. only when it gets really bad, so i’m usually there for something druggy. and that makes me feel like a druggy. and i have certainly been all kinds of druggy in my past, but those were quite different drugs and boy am i ever rambling.
and i have not yet been able to bring myself to make any phone call at all regarding this. instead i’m babbling at you guys. *sigh* i don’t make a lot of sense.